Tekken 8 Demo Launching This Month; Includes First Story Chapter

Tekken 8 Demo Launching This Month; Includes First Story Chapter

Bandai Namco has announced that a free demo of Tekken 8 will launch on PlayStation 5 on December 14 and on Xbox and PC on December 21, 2023.

Players will get to experience the first chapter of the story mode, The Dark Awakens, and a local versus fighting mode.

The following characters will be usable:

  • Jin
  • Kazuya
  • Nina
  • Paul

The following stages will be playable:

  • Sanctum
  • Urban Square (Evening)
  • Yakushima

The following modes will be playable:

  • Story: “The Dark Awakens” Chapter 1
  • Arcade Quest Chapter 1 (parts of the content differ from the full version)
  • Super Ghost Battle (unlocks after clearing Arcade Quest)
  • Versus (partial mode)
  • Gallery (partial mode)

Save data will not carry over to the full version of the game, and the demo won’t feature online play.

Check out our final preview.

Tekken 8 is the latest installment in the legendary fighting game franchise developed by Bandai Namco. The game continues the saga of the Mishima family’s history and the ongoing battle for supremacy within the Iron Fist Tournament. Players must enter the arena once again and choose the fighter they believe will best this tournament. With a growing roster of fighters, there’s plenty to look forward to.

The gameplay in Tekken 8 has been refined, offering a blend of accessibility for newcomers and depth for seasoned veterans. The developers are focused on bringing new features and improved graphics to enhance the experience for all who play. Whether fighting through the single-player campaign or challenging friends through multiplayer matches, Tekken 8 is looking like a great contender to be a quality fighter.

Be sure to check out our extensive coverage of this title.

Tekken 8 will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on January 26, 2024.

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